21 Days of Gratitude Challenge

21 days of gratitude challenge  

I truly believe that gratitude can be contagious, so let’s shake off the whiney and grumpy mood we can get in.  And for the next 21 days, let’s become beauty seekers. Let’s train our  heart and mind to look for the beauty that surrounds us, the big and the small moments. The Tuten familia along with 20 other bloggers plan on doing this challenge for the next 21 days so I hope you join us on this journey!

It’s so easy to complain, grumble, or not to be content with our situation, our body, our home, our kids, our food, our job, our significant other, our parents, our school, our friends, and life as we know it. In an effort to be less of that and to focus our day on the joy and beauty that surrounds us, I want to challenge myself, my family, and you to be more aware of the blessings we are surrounded with each day.

My hope is that you will find beauty and blessings in the mundane, in the beautiful, in the ugly as you: change diapers, wash dishes, sit in holiday traffic, stir the pot of soup, look into your loved one’s eyes, hold your child in your arms… We are constantly surrounded by small miracles. Let’s open our eyes and embrace them.

We will discover joy when we discover gratitude.

The challenge is about stopping to reflect and engage in a moment of thankfulness each day this month with your family

“Hurry always empties the soul.” ~ Ann Voskamp

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21 days of gratitude list

Stop by on November 1st so we can get started on our 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge that will inspire you to appreciate the little moments that pass you by. The above prompts you can download over at Babble and below is another set of prompts that focuses our kids and family, so you can pick whichever one suits you.  This one you will fill in the blanks with information about your children and spouse and as each days go by you can hole punch it. You can download it here for free: 21 Days of Gratitude Family Prompts

gratitude family prompts

How to join the challenge:

1. Print off one of the prompts from above that you prefer.

2. Let others know about our 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge for the Whole Family and use the hashtag #21DaysGratitude. Our hope is that it’s contagious and 1000′s of families join in so help us get the word out. In the midst of our busyness it’s easy to forget to pause and be thankful.  Sometimes we are in the midst of difficult circumstances and we struggle with being thankful and that’s when we need thanksgiving to intervene.

3. 2. Stop, reflect and engage in a moment of thankfulness each day this month, using the prompts. It can be big or small moments of gratitude.

4. Share your moment on your blog with a photo, on facebook, twitter, pinterest or your preferred social network.  If you’re doing this as a family let your kids snap a photo of something they are thankful for. It can be as simple as a taking a picture of a note written on a napkin that says “I am thankful I get to hold these little pudgy fingers”. You can journal it or do a service project. Make it simple or get as creative as you like.

5. Don’t worry if you are getting a late start or if you skipped a day. Just jump in and follow along.

Enjoy!

Each day from November 1st- 21st and one of our lovely bloggers will walk along side of you in this challenge by sharing an encouraging quote focused on being thankful, gratitude, kindness… They will also share an activity or share their 21 Gratitude moment. Stop by and visit their website on the date listed below to read their Contagious Gratitude story or activity..

Here are the lovely bloggers and each day they post I will come back and update you here with the link so that you have it all in one place:

Are you looking for more Gratitude Ideas for the whole family? Try these:

Gratitude & Thanksgiving Jar Activity & Printable Prompts

Thanksgiving No Sew Burlap Countdown 

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19 Responses to “21 Days of Gratitude Challenge”

  1. October 30, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    I don’t know where I’ve been living but I missed this some how. This is a great idea! I”m doing 30 days of Giving Thanks with my girls next month! You have some wonderful ideas.
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  2. November 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    Living a life of gratitude and grace…one day at a time
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